The Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life Hosted by Donny Osmond will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 at Town Square Las Vegas, to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF).
This special event, hosted by legendary entertainer and international star Donny Osmond, will continue to honor the memory of Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans and to support, as Danny did, children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and their families living in Southern Nevada.
Runners, walkers and community supporters are invited to compete in the 5K run, the fun run/walk and team race. Following the 5K, there will be an inspirational mini-run for children with critical illnesses called the Champions Run for Life – a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable event in Las Vegas. In addition to the run, there will be fun for the entire family including entertainment, bounce houses and more. Recognizing that people most often search online for charitable and volunteer opportunities, the foundation will leverage its Facebook and YouTube social media sites to promote the event.
“This walk is a great event and one that I am very proud to be involved in as we honor my friend Danny, who was a great supporter of the local community, and also recognize the courageous children battling cancer and life-threatening illnesses each day,” said Donny Osmond. “This is a great way for us to come together to provide funding for children suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal, blood and immunologic diseases. In the years that I have been involved, I have seen so many families greatly affected by these illnesses and I know the great work NCCF does to help in their struggle.”
The competitive 5K run will award the top male and female finishers with a $500 cash prize, the second place male and female finishers will each receive $200 and the third place male and female runners will receive $150 each. Medals will be awarded in all 5K divisions and to children from kindergarten to fifth in the Fun Run. All participants will each receive a race t-shirt and goodie bag. This year’s event has adopted a “Blue Suede Shoe” theme and will give awards for the Best Blue Shoes, Best Decorated Cape and the Largest Team Awards.
Early Registration is open now and is $25 ($30 after Friday, Oct. 2) for adults and $17 ($22 after Friday, Oct. 2) for children ages 12 and under. All entries on race day will be $40. Teams of 10 or more are $17 per person. Participants may register by calling NCCF at 702.735.8434, online at www.active.com , or on the day of the race from 6:30 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. at Town Square Las Vegas. The one mile fun run/walk will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5K, team, and wheelchair and stroller divisions at 8 a.m. The awards ceremony will follow the race at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Champions Run for Life at 9:30 a.m. Early registration will also be held on Friday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Whole Foods inside Town Square Las Vegas.
The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Champions Run for Life following the 5K celebrates children ages two through 18 with life-threatening illnesses. These special participants will be applauded by guest cheerleaders and mascots as they run, walk or wheel themselves around a specially designed course and will receive a medal for bravery in their battle against disease. The community is invited, at no cost, to cheer on and support these brave children.
Sponsors for the Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life Hosted by Donny Osmond include Town Square Las Vegas, the law firm of Marquis Aurbach Coffing, PENTA Building Group Inc., Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, TelePacific, PRA Group, the Danny Gans Family, Dunkin’ Donuts and Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media.
Town Square Las Vegas is located at 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 89119. For additional about NCCF and details regarding the race, please call 702.735.8434, visit www.nvccf.org or email [email protected]. Follow NCCF on Facebook and Twitter.